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Star Trek 4 in doubt as Chris Pine, Hemsworth drop out

Star Trek 4 in doubt as Chris Pine, Hemsworth drop out

Although not much is known about Tarantino's own story idea for a Trek movie, should it not involve two Kirks (and there's been no solid evidence yet, just murmurings across the galaxy that the movie would involve the rebooted cast) it's not beyond the realms fans could yet have a Star Trek movie on their hands soon.

Representatives who spoke with THR claimed Paramount refused to honor their pre-existing agreements, stating that "they have deals in place and that the studios are reneging on them, forcing them to take pay cuts" because of the poor performance of Star Trek Beyond - a great film that did badly at the box office in 2016.

Obviously, if the two sides are unable to resolve the conflicts, the future of the Star Trek film franchise would look massively different.

Deals with the rest of the cast - Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and John Cho - are expected to close, but as of now, we shouldn't expect to see either Chris show up.

The main issue here is that the scenario seems to hinge on the casting of both Pine and Hemsworth.

The studios claim that Star Trek Beyond grossed only $343 million worldwide, after $190 million was spent on it.

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In fact, it was reported the business entities believe they are overpaying for the A-listers, and have argued that Star Trek has not performed like the Avengers or Star Wars franchises.

Be that as it may, the project's now suffered a major blow, as The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth will no longer be going boldly where no man's gone before.

THR reports that one insider says the companies actually lost money on the movie. However, it appears Paramount is now going back on those apparent deals in order to try to reel in the budget, as the Star Trek franchise doesn't perform almost as well as either actors' retrospective DC or Marvel projects.

Are you looking forward to Star Trek 4? That was higher than the $228 million domestic for Star Trek Into Darkness. Then in 2016, Star Trek Beyond failed to really capitalize on the film being released to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary. Would they consider making it without Kirk?

Of course, this puts Paramount in an awkward situation.


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